Posted Friday, May 28, 2021
Indianapolis, IN: On Labor Day of this year, Hue Murals, a mural business started by local artist Koda Witsken, and the local car dealership Indy Auto Man (www.indyautoman.com) will host the inaugural Indy Arts Fest. The festival will take place at Indy Auto Man’s new service building at 3130 Madison Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, on Monday, September 6, 2021, from 11 AM to 7 PM. It will center around the creation of six 8 ft x 12 ft murals, painted live at the event by six local artists: Dan “Handskillz” Thompson, Julie Davis Veach, Israel Solomon, Alexandria Hall, Becky Hochhalter, Lisa Sears & Hannah Johnson.
The festival will also highlight other local performing and visual artists, including live music, a special FX body painter, and a chalk artist. Graffiti artists will practice their art on junk cars and car parts throughout the event. There will also be a selection of local small arts businesses and food and beverage vendors.
“Indy has great arts festivals,” says organizer Koda Witsken, “but we wanted to start a festival that specifically celebrates the wonderful artists based right here in Indianapolis. Our goal is to provide a new platform for Indy artists and small businesses to showcase their talents, while allowing the local audience to enjoy what their city has to offer!”
Sponsors of the event include Blonde Entertainment providing headliner The Doo!, as well as Rock Garage Music providing daytime entertainment. Other sponsors include Synergize, 31Svn Street Dance Academy, Grupo Folclórico Macehuani, ArtMix, and Party-Pod.
General admission tickets will be $10. VIP tickets will cost $100 and include prime parking with mural backdrop, exclusive Party-Pod access, and two drink tickets. Tickets can be purchased on the Indy Arts Fest website at www.indyartsfest.com. General admission tickets will also be available in person the day of the festival.
About Hue Murals: Established in 2018, Hue Murals is an Indianapolis-area mural business centered on the work of local artist Koda Witsken. Witsken’s colorful style and optimistic themes adorn many businesses and buildings in the central Indiana area. Hue Murals strives to create art that helps businesses, spaces, and people rise “a shade above” – a little brighter, and a lot more united.
About Indy Auto Man: Established in 2008, Indy Auto Man is an Indianapolis car dealership with a focus on removing the stigma associated with used car sales. Indy Auto Man prides itself on an efficient, transparent, and customer-focused car buying experience backed with a 30-day price match and 7-day exchange guarantee. With 400+ used cars, trucks, and SUVs in stock, Indy Auto Man is proud to offer the best value inventory in the state. When you shop with us, part of the profits is invested back into the community to support local families via the IAM 4 INDY vehicle donation program. Learn more at www.indyautoman.com.